To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 314-454-6124. For new patients, a nurse specialist will assess the child’s condition to determine how soon he/she needs to be seen. Depending on the assessment, the wait time for a new appointment is not more than seven to ten days.

Rheumatology clinics

Please refer to locations page for directions.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Monday7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Specialty Care Center West

Tuesday1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Specialty Care Center South

Monday8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Shriners Hospital of St. Louis

Friday (1st and 4th weekday of month)1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You can expect your child’s initial visit to last about one and a half hours, as well as time necessary for other testing such as laboratory studies or X-rays. In addition to seeing your child’s pediatric rheumatologist, you may be seen by multiple members of our care team including nurses, medical students and resident and fellow physicians-in-training. These team members all play an important role in the care of your child. You will be contacted after your child’s visit in order to explain the results of any laboratory tests and to discuss any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

Educational information for parents

A variety of patient information brochures and resources can be obtained by contacting the Missouri Arthritis Foundation, St. Louis:
Voice: 314-991-9333

Additional resource information can be obtained by contacting us:
Voice: 314-454-6124